A comprehensive guide to this Holiday Season’s most cherished traditions and celebrations in the 82717. Discover the best in local shopping offerings, entertainment, and festivities that are sure to ensure you and your family a Blessed Thanksgiving and a very Merry Little Christmas!

  • Local for the Holidays Downtown

    Want to get a head start on Christmas shopping for your loved ones? Downtown Gillette is hosting 3 full days of sales and new merchandise. Take a stroll down S. Gillette Avenue and stop by your favorite stores, such as Crazy Woman Mercantile, Pat’s Hallmark, Wyoming Art & Frame, and more! Leave a commen...

    November 16, 2017 - November 18, 2017
  • Festival of Trees

    It’s that time of the year for one of Gillette’s best holiday events: the Gillette Festival of Trees! This year marks the 26th anniversary of the phenomenon and we are looking forward to some incredibly unique trees hand-created and decorated by locals for auction. But, it’s not just about the trees. In 1992, the Festiva...

    November 16, 2017 - November 19, 2017
  • Josh Dorr Concert & Album Release Party

    Gillette’s own country music star, Josh Dorr, is having a new album release party at the Gillette College Technical Education Center on Friday, November 7th, from 6 – 8 p.m. Dorr will perform songs from his new “Sundancer” album, including the Wyoming inspired track, “I Need a Highway”. Tickets are $10 at the door. Refreshment...

    November 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • LaserZeppelin

    From 7 – 8 p.m. on Saturday, November 18th, at the Campbell County School District Planetarium, enjoy a free laser show to the tunes of innovative heavy metal/hard rock band, Led Zeppelin. Classic tunes such as “Black Dog”, “Kashmir”, and “Stairway to Heaven” will be featured with custom laser imagery for an unforgettable visual experience...

    November 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Battle of the Bands

    Did you know there’s a music scene in Gillette? Well, this year Cam-Plex will be hosting Gillette’s first Battle of the Bands! Cheer on your favorite band as they battle it out on the Heritage Center Stage. Five bands have been selected to play in Round 2, each with a 20-minute set. The winners wil...

    November 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Charlie Brown Christmas

    A Charlie Brown Christmas, America’s favorite Christmas cartoon first aired over 50 years ago, in 1956. But from 7 – 9 p.m. on Thursday, December 21st, the beloved story will be brought to life, live on the Cam-Plex Heritage Center Theater stage! Tickets may be purchased at the Cam-Plex Heritage Center Ticket Office, or onlin...

    November 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Festival of Lights

    One million Christmas lights. Over 70 lighting displays. All spanning 120 acres. This is the mark of Gillette’s timeless tradition, the Festival of Lights. And this year marks the 11th anniversary of the festival and you won’t want to miss it! Bring your friends and family, tune your radio to the holiday station and experienc...

    November 22, 2017 - January 1, 2018
  • The Nutcracker: San Diego Ballet & SCSO

    While this event isn’t necessarily in County 17, the all-time favorite Christmas-season ballet is a classic! And, it’s the perfect way to gear up for the holiday season. The show, performed by the San Diego Ballet, will be held at 7:00 p.m. on the days of Wednesday, November 29th, and Thursday, November 30th at th...

    November 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • 26th Annual Christmas Dinners

    Let the Gillette Chamber Singers Serenade you this Christmas Season at The Prime Rib Restaurant. On the evenings of December 1st, 2nd, and 9th, the group will be entertaining dinner guests. Seating begins at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 each night. Available tickets purchased after November 14th cost $105 per person. Leav...

    November 30, 2017 - December 2, 2017
  • Parade of Lights

    Gillette Main Street hosts their annual Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 2nd. The parade, stretching from the 7th to the 1st block of S. Gillette Avenue, will be themed “Wild, Wild, West Christmas” this year! Bring the family and enjoy the illuminating show. Leave a commen...

    December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Blackhawk Concert

    BlackHawk, the group with one of country music’s most recognizable sounds of the ’90s, will be performing at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5th in the Wyoming Center at Cam-Plex. According to Guitarist Henry Paul, “BlackHawk has a 20-year history of a certain kind of song craft as well as a quality of performance.” Motivate...

    December 5, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Artist Reception at Rapport

    November and December will see the art of local artists Blanche Guernsey, Laura Chapman, Herb Kalenberg, and Misty Maynard featured at the Rapport. On December 8th, join the talented artists for a free artist reception at the gallery. Music and mingling will be hosted from 6 – 8 p.m. Leave a commen...

    December 6, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • 26th Annual Christmas Dinners

    Let the Gillette Chamber Singers Serenade you this Christmas Season at The Prime Rib Restaurant. On the evenings of December 1st, 2nd, and 9th, the group will be entertaining dinner guests. Seating begins at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 each night. Available tickets purchased after November 14th cost $105 per person. Leav...

    December 9, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Powder River Symphony Deck the Halls

    The Powder River Symphony is an ensemble who believes great Christmas music should be available to everyone. On Sunday, December 10th, the Symphony will be performing their seasonal selection of holiday favorites, from 3 – 5 p.m. at the Cam-Plex Heritage Center Theater. Tickets are $20 for adults, and $15 for seniors and military members...

    December 10, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
  • A Christmas Carol: Powder River Playhouse

    The Powder River Playhouse brings you the timeless tale of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge. December 15th from 7 – 9 p.m. with $15-$20 tickets, December 16th from 1 – 3 p.m. with $13-$18 tickets, and 7 – 9 p.m with $15-$20 tickets. Tickets may be purchased at the Cam-Plex Heritage Center Ticket Office, or onlin...

    December 13, 2017 - December 16, 2017
  • Holiday Laser Show

    Redefining “holiday lights”, the CCSD Planetarium is excited to present their Holiday Laser Show, featuring Christmas music from timeless classics to today’s inspiring melodies. The show is rated a two out of five for intensity, making it appropriate for family members of all ages! The planetarium houses only 68 seats, so make your reservation toda...

    December 20, 2017 - December 21, 2017
  • Kissack Water & Oil New Year’s Eve Buck & Ball

    This year’s Buck & Ball, presented by return sponsor Kissack Water & Oil along with CINCH, is not one to miss! This invitation-only rough stock rodeo portion brings you non-stop entertainment from great bucking horses and bulls testing the top 50 cowboys athletic ability in the world! This year, the festivities start at 4 p.m....

    December 31, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

 

 

This article appeared in the November/December Issue of 82717.

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